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Michigan Hospitality Industry Employee Relief Fund

Michigan’s Restaurant Association is releasing pandemic relief funds up to $500 for workers in need. Applications for the [...]

Introducing: The UofM Impact Studio for Local Business

The U-M Impact Studio for Local Business is a site that contains helpful tools, guides, and excel models [...]

Resources for Entrepreneurs Needing to Exit Their Business

For some businesses, we know that coronavirus will force entrepreneurs to permanently close their doors. If you are [...]

Stay Safe Order Amended (Executive Order 2020-160)

On July 29, Governor issued Executive Order 2020-160, an amended Stay Safe Order, which requires indoor gatherings be [...]

Introducing ‘In Good Company’ – Inspirational Stories of Detroit Entrepreneurs

Are you a Detroit Entrepreneur seeking inspiration to continue your entrepreneurial journey? You are Not Alone! Developed by [...]

Now Available: $100 Million in Small Business Grants

Applications for new grant program now open! Businesses are now able to apply for grant support to aid in [...]

SBAM Releases Guidance and Resources for New Executive Order

On July 10, 2020, Governor Whitmer issued an executive order expanding the scope of and increasing enforcement around [...]

Closing Indoor Service at Detroit Bars – Executive Order

In an effort to control the increase of COVID-19 cases  Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has ordered that all licensed [...]

City of Detroit Offering Rapid Testing for Detroit Businesses

The City of Detroit is offering Detroit businesses free COVID-19 rapid tests at the Detroit Health Department (DHD) [...]

Playbooks now available in Arabic, Bengali, and Spanish

Recognizing the diversity of Detroit’s business community, Detroit Means Business has created infographic versions of our playbooks in [...]

Mayor Duggan Walks Detroiters Through Process of Lowering Their Auto Insurance

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan gave an informational presentation to walk Detroit motorists through their auto insurance bills to [...]

Barbershops, Salons, & Similar Businesses Reopening Guidance

Barbershops, hair and nail salons, body art shops, massage parlors, and tanning lounges may reopen after June 15th. [...]

Statement on Racial Discrimination and Social Justice

The spirit of Detroit is to promote and fight for the rights of its citizens. This spirit resides [...]

City Relaxing Outdoor Seating Restrictions

The City of Detroit is launching Open Detroit to make it easier for restaurants and cafes to offer [...]

Reopening Guide for Retail Business

The City of Detroit’s Reopening Guide for Detroit’s Retail Businesses is available now! It offers guidance and resources [...]

COVID-19 Small Business Playbook

The City of Detroit’s COVID-19 Small Business PlayBook, reviewed and approved by the City’s Chief Medical Consultant Dr. [...]